Marathon Monday! (and Monday Brain Exchange)

19 Apr

Hi I’m back from the land of work! I had the day off today because I work approximately 5 minutes from the finish line and the professional world of Boston effectively shuts down on this day every year (I’ve still had a few stressful work moments today, though!).

I met up with some lovely lululemon ladies at the top of Heartbreak Hill this morning to watch it all go down and take some photos. It was a little chilly for us spectators, but it was practically PERFECT marathon weather! Such a fantastic morning. The wheelchair portion was especially interesting to watch. The first five went by with a breeze, but you could see the effort with some other racers. There was one man that seemed to be using every last ounce of strength to make it up the final hill. He was in a reclining wheelchair, using a handcrank. The crowd exploded as he passed, trying to pass some energy through the air to keep him going.

Appropriately enough, today’s MBE is all about the Boston Marathon, so this post is a twofer! It’s going to get pretty image-heavy, so I’m putting most of the pictures behind a cut line. If you’re reading this from the homepage or as an RSS, be sure to click through for full Marathony goodness.

I’ll kick it off with the winners of the 114th Boston Marathon:

Wheelchair Division: Ernst Van Dyk (1:26:53)

Men’s Division: Robert Cheruiyot (2:05:52)

Women’s Division: Teyba Erkesso (2:26:11)

And now for the rest of the photos…

my favorite wheelchair shot of the day

handcrank awesomeness

elite women, including last year's winner, Kosgei

HEY LADIES

heyyyyyy Merga

Meb!

Ryan Hall with the lululemon crew cheering him on

This guy was sweating it out (but finished in 2:58:57!)

some of the lulu crew

And just for fun, a very happy golden that was chillin’ out with us :)

dog is SO EXCITED to be there

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7 Responses to “Marathon Monday! (and Monday Brain Exchange)”

  1. onelittlejill April 19, 2010 at 6:13 pm #

    Wow you got some great photos!!!!

  2. onelittlejill April 19, 2010 at 6:14 pm #

    Not one OUNCE of body fat on Ryan Hall!!!

  3. lululemon athletica April 19, 2010 at 6:24 pm #

    Those pictures are amazing! You captured the event so well, thanks so much for sharing this with all of us who wanted be there.

    Namaste
    ~Jenna

    GEC Online community
    lululemon athletica

  4. J April 19, 2010 at 7:15 pm #

    Totally wish i lived in Boston!

  5. Libby April 19, 2010 at 9:40 pm #

    Wow that is so cool that you got to spectate and you were so close! I am in love with that puppy too lol

  6. angryrunner April 23, 2010 at 1:17 pm #

    Nice pics!

    Weren’t the LuLu girls a fun contrast to the drunk b.c. kids?

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